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Vision

The Council’s vision is to improve government mission achievement and increase the benefits to the Nation through improvement in the management, use, protection, dissemination, and generation of data in government decision-making and operations.

Focus Areas

The CDO Council has a number of high-level focus areas, which reflect the interests and activities of the Council. The initial list below is expected to grow as the council develops and will evolve as the needs of the CDO community change.

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CDO Council pilot uses NLP for Comment Analysis

The CDO Council is excited to share the results of a pilot project that explored using state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to aid and expedite comment analysis in the federal rulemaking process.

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CDO Council Year in Review

When over eighty of my fellow agency Chief Data Officers met for the first time in January 2020 at the first meeting of the Federal Chief Data Officer (CDO) Council, we did not imagine that our collective responsibilities for harnessing, sharing, and using data to inform decision-making would be put to the test quite so quickly or with such u…

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Update on Government-wide Data Scientist Hiring Pilot

Over the last several years, Federal agencies have been working to manage data as a strategic asset. Indeed, between 2018 and 2019, there was a flurry of activity and guidance focused on maturing how agencies manage and use data. Congress passed important legislation, including the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act of 2018…

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